The art history major at Moore combines outstanding opportunities to achieve an in-depth understanding of art history from the traditions of an art practice throughout history to the economics and politics of contemporary art, craft and design. The major covers a wide array of topics and media, critical approaches, and historical periods, and offers a flexible  degree program for students who want to link extensive studies in art history with a significant and intensive studio practice. Working closely with a dedicated, professionally active faculty, students gain a working knowledge of visual cultures around the world. The program provides an excellent basis for graduate study in art history, in addition to preparation for careers in related fields such as museum studies, gallery work and publishing in the arts. Read more about the major.

News & Highlights

  • 80% of 2014 Art Education graduates are employed, 75%with organizations in their field of study.   For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • A new addition to the Moore website is our Podcast Series, the purpose of which is to share scholarly and highly informative lectures by Moore faculty, alumni and staff with the public.   We’re launching the series with these two lectures on leadership by President Fitzgibbon.  
  • During the 2014/2015 school year, Moore students will be participating in an unprecedented “classroom without walls” modeled-project with The ArtBlog in collaboration with the Village of Arts and Humanities.
  • Jonathan Wallis published “Double Deception: Salvador Dali’s Stereoscope: Paintings and the Influence of Gerrit Dou,” Papers of Surrealism, ed. Joanna Pawlik and David Lomas, 2014. In January his review of Roger Rothman’s 2012 book Tiny Surrealism: Salvador Dali and the Aesthetics of the Small was published in the Journal for Surrealism and the Americas. ed. Samantha Kavky. 
  • Leila Cartier '04 had a solo show, Leila Cartier: An Imaginary Land of Promise, December 13 through January 24, 2015 at Schmidt/Dean Gallery of Philadelphia.

  • Sandra Saint Leger Oliver '98 was appointed the Principal of Mechanicsville Elementary School by the school's board.

  • Frances Boffa '07 recently accepted the position of Coordinator of Visitor Services & Volunteers at Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society in Doylestown, PA. Ms. Boffa was also chosen to speak on the topic of Audience Research at the 31st Annual Small Museum Association Conference, which was held in February of 2015 in Ocean City, MD.

Maureen Pelta, PhD
The things I like best about teaching at Moore are the same things that make Moore unique.  As an art college for women, Moore is a community that defines itself by its commitment to art and women; we understand the...
Leila Cartier
I am from Abingdon, Virginia and grew up attending classes and exhibitions at the local William King Museum. I went on to receive a BFA in 2D Fine Art with an Emphasis in Art History at Moore College of Art & Design in...
Larisa Manzo
I decided to come to Moore because it was the first school where I walked in and felt like I would fit in. The student leaders told me about the type of work they made and told me about the teachers. I felt like I...